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Mortal Kombat X gets its first champion

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Mortal Kombat X is finally out this week – tomorrow actually, so less than 24 hours! You’ve endured all the articles about character reveals, fatalities, and so much more, but with good reason – the game looks like its going to be fantastic. I think it’s safe to say that we’re all a little excited here at Lazygamer… just a little. I know Darryn and Geoff especially will take great joy in beating the crap out of the rest of us. Anyways, back to the point – this weekend saw the very first eSport event for the title, yes before its actual release, and Mortal Kombat X now has its very first champion.

The event was called the ESL Mortal Kombat Fatal 8 tournament. It brought together 8 top fighters to battle each other for a shot at the $10 000 prize pool (via Polygon)

The winner was Dominique “cR|Sonic Fox” McLean. I suppose he has that surname for a reason, because he cleaned up the competition pretty damn well. In the final for example, he beat his opponent, Malik “MIT” Terry, 5-0. His weapon of choice was Erron Black, who he put to some good use. Here, see for yourself:

If you’re as amped for the game as we are, here’s the Twitch stream of the entire event. It’s only like, 4 hours long, so you can totally cut out half a day of work. You’re welcome!

Watch live video from NetherRealm on Twitch

There is some serious talent on display here. I only know because my button bashing doesn’t even come close to looking this good!

Will you be getting the game tomorrow? Who will you be fighting as first? I personally have a soft spot for the series regulars Scorpion and Sub-Zero. After seeing Erron Black in action above though, I think I’m going to try him out.

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Last Updated: April 13, 2015


  1. I just got MK 9 over the weekend (thank you Steam Weekend
    deal). I Like Kabal. He’s got some slick combos…


    • Izzy

      April 13, 2015 at 11:40

      Same here! Gotta’ love dem sweet, sweet Steam Weekend Deals! Also got Injustice along with MK9.


  2. Umar

    April 13, 2015 at 11:38

    FUCK did you see 6:02 dat mid-air switch attack, I loved that in fighting games, did it aaaaaaal the time with Iori and Kyo in Kof 2K1


  3. Umar

    April 13, 2015 at 11:39

    I was not hype at all for MKX still I saw those Scorpion combos. OH MY LORD…


    • hairyknees

      April 13, 2015 at 11:41

      Crazy hey? I AM NOT WORTHY!


      • Umar

        April 13, 2015 at 11:43

        I wonder how our local guys are gonna do!


  4. Guild

    April 13, 2015 at 11:58

    Too hyped for this game. Can’t wait for my copy tomorrow. Looks insane


  5. Admiral Chief asked for this

    April 13, 2015 at 12:08

    Interesting, pity the dude uses the same tactic over and over, and the other guy has no counter for it


    • Guild

      April 13, 2015 at 12:12

      Isn’t that the usually tactic?


      • Admiral Chief asked for this

        April 13, 2015 at 12:14

        Is that English?


        I know what you are trying to say, but still, does not seem very champion-like

        Although, for $10k I’d spam low kick if that means a win


        • Guild

          April 13, 2015 at 12:37

          Fixed it. 😛 And I think I would do whatever tactic I could to win the $10k as well. Like good old spam sweep kick MK 1 style XD


          • Admiral Chief asked for this

            April 13, 2015 at 12:42

            Oh good grief, I remember that mess

  6. Scorpion V SubZero

    April 13, 2015 at 15:01

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